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wash in winter and tail bandages

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I have two Questions 1,should or could i leave a tail bandage in overnight if the horse was in a stall and it was wrapped loosely?

2.I need to wash my horse but it's winter and shes not rugged and we don't have warm water but the coldest temp is only 5 Celsius but she is real shaggy and has matted hair on her chest and the girth area what should I do about that?
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you could use show sheen to sprak on the matted bits and brush it out?

If you must wash wait for a sunny day and just do it quickly
Sweat scrape then put 2 or 3 rugs on her quickly give her a dry with towels
then leave the rugs on and walk her out for about 5mins then towel agian then walk agian to keep her warm.
Repeat untill dry.

I would probably suggest clipping her if shes going to be in much work and at risk of getting matted hair agian.

as for tail bandage big no no!
seen a horses tail turn white(not cute on a bay!) from the pressure of tail bandages.
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